Mary J. Owen, MD
The desire to train in a program specifically dedicated to Native American physicians drew Mary Owen, MD, to the University of Minnesota Medical School nearly 20 years ago.

Dr. Kline received support from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of remdesivir in the treatment of COVID-19, and they asked SPRN to serve as recruiting centers. Read more.

Five strategies to dismantle structural racism and improve the health and well-being of Black Americans.

Mary Ann McNeil, MA, NRP, in the Department of Emergency Medicine received a COVID-19 Education Innovation Grant to support the purchase of virtual simulation training in emergency medicine for third- and fourth-year medical students.

Congratulations to our graduating General Surgery Residency Program graduates! On June 16, the department of surgery held a virtual graduation ceremony to thank our graduating chiefs and wish them the best as they begin their surgical careers.  

Motohiro Nakajima, PhD, leads a team studying psychosocial factors and cultural beliefs that block East African men who immigrated to the United States from seeking the cancer screenings they need to prevent the disease.

Maria Uloko, MD, releases new podcast, “Battle Cry,” to spotlight people of color in STEM—an acronym she uses for science, technology, engineering and medicine.

On Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m., the department held its first completely virtual commencement ceremony to honor our immensely talented, dedicated, and resilient 2020 graduates.

Alicia Harrison, MD, and Mark Tompkins, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery received a COVID-19 Medical Innovation Grant to expand on well-established simulation models for residents to train on during social distancing due to the pandemic.

Michael LuBrant, PhD
Michael LuBrant, PhD, remembers watching his grandfather’s body degenerate as a result of an illness at the end of his life.


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